Ep 08: Brisingr

Greetings and welcome aboard the Orbital Sword.  In this episode, David, Scott, and Jim look at Brisingr by Christopher Paolini.  As they have worked through the books to this point, it becomes apparent that Paolini’s writing has matured as well as his characters.  This one is full of battles that hardly ever slow down as …

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Ep 07: Eldest

Breeze through an atmosphere of fantasy as we take a closer look at the second book of Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance cycle, Eldest. While this book moves rather slowly, there is a lot in it that sets the stage for the future conflict with the despotic ruler, Galbatorix. Eragon undergoes a change, Saphira learns, Roran comes into his …

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Ep 06: Navigators of Dune – Special Episode

After some mishaps with lost files and other difficulties, David, Scott and Jim have finally gotten their spice together and recorded their thoughts on the latest of the Dune series of books by Brian Herbert and Kevin J, Anderson, Navigators of Dune.  Join the Orbital Sword crew as we break it down.

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Ep 05: Stranger in a Strange Land

Join the crew of the Orbital Sword as we work our way through Robert Heinlein’s 1961 science fiction novel Stranger in a Strange Land, the story of a young man born on Mars, raised by Martians, and brought to Earth.  In 1962, this story won the Hugo Award for best novel and it has been touted by …

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Ep 04: New York 2140

Whether you think Climate Change and Global Warming is a real thing or not, Kim Stanley Robinson takes a look at what future life might be like in The Big Apple in his book, New York 2140.  Join the crew of The Orbital Sword as we give our impressions, both positive and negative.  The best part …

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